FIA World Rally Championship Debuts All-New Hybrid Rally1 Cars 

Image of the Ford Puma Rally1 courtesy of WRC

The FIA World Rally Championship (WRC) has debuted the new hybrid Rally1 race cars. 

In the presence of FIA president Mohammed Ben Sulayem ahead of the 2022 season launch, reigning champions Toyota Gazoo Racing, Hyundai Motorsport, and M-Sport Ford revealed the all-new vehicles which will compete across 13 rounds on four continents. 

The plug-in hybrid-powered cars are built around an upgraded safety cell chassis and feature 100% fossil-free fuel and sustainable energy supplies. The new hybrid challengers blend a 100kW electric motor with a 1.6-liter turbocharged petrol engine, which has powered the sport’s top-tier cars since 2011. 

The series stated that the package raises peak performance levels to more than 500hp while also reducing harmful emissions.  

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